Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd. is a company founded on significant technological advances in the production of black truffles (Tuber melanosporum)

Having built the worlds largest truffle research network, we believe our technique is one of the most technologically advanced, thorough and scientific methods currently employed to cultivate the black truffle. We also work with the summer truffle (Tuber aestivum var. uncinatum) and spring truffle (Tuber borchii).

Our production technique used for partnership plantations has the following benefits:
100% DNA-identified inoculums (if requested), high inoculation levels, large substrate levels and reduced contamination. Twinned with thorough monitoring our technique should lead to greater yields and increased harvest reliability.

Partnership opportunities
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*Note: we now have tree stock ready and availble for planting this coming season 2015 

Mycorrhizal Systems has a global network of client-partner truffle
plantations that comprise the world’s largest truffle research network.
This diverse geographic presence includes, but is not limited to,
Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. See our key people here

Call us on: 0845 519 5808  (9am-1pm GMT) 


We have just harvested the FIRST EVER cultivated British truffle! See our news section for further details 

The first cultivated truffle in the UKThe first cultivated truffle in the UK

Dr Paul Thoms and truffleDr Paul Thoms



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Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd. are currently seeking partners from a wide range of countries for the establishment of truffle plantations.

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We offer trees inoculated with either the Summer truffle (Tuber aestivum var. uncinatum) which is completely suited to the UK climate.

  • 03/11/2015 - 09:54

    On a cold day in rural Leicestershire, Dr Paul Thomas was checking on one of his UK plantations, sites that he establishes in partnership with landowners and farmers “The wind was cold as I walked to the first tree to take my annual root samples”. Dr Thomas was in for a huge surprise, as when he pulled the grass aside, in front of him he found a large and very rare prize. “I was in complete shock! I jumped backwards, dropped my tools and ran back to the farmhouse. It felt like I had seen a ghost”.